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Of all the gods in antiquity, no one was more often worshipped than Mercury, the Roman Mercurius. In addition to being named in numerous inscriptions, bronze Mercury figures have been found that were placed on household altars ("lararium").

Several dedication areas have been identified as cave shrines, for example at Heiligenberg by Heidelberg and on Ziegetsdorfer Höhe by Regensburg.

The Roman god Mercury is often connected with a Germanic or Celtic deity as "interpretatio Romana". Examples include the worship of "Mercurius Cimbrianus" and "Mercurius Arvernorix" at Greinberg by Miltenberg. In Gaul the depiction of "Mercury with child" was displayed in the Mithraic shrine in Stockstadt.

Literature:
Mattern 2005, 22.

Mercury with child
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Greinberg near Miltenberg, Dedication stone to Mercurius Arvernorix, Museum der Stadt Miltenberg
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Greinberg bei Miltenberg, dedication stone of the legionary centurion and former horn blower Caius Valerius Titus to Mercurius Cimbranus. Museum der Stadt Miltenberg
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1 Mercury with child © Saalburgmuseum 2 Greinberg near Miltenberg, Dedication stone to Mercurius Arvernorix, Museum der Stadt Miltenberg © Boundary Productions, Photo Eric Dobat 3 Greinberg bei Miltenberg, dedication stone of the legionary centurion and former horn blower Caius Valerius Titus to Mercurius Cimbranus. Museum der Stadt Miltenberg © Boundary Productions, Photo Eric Dobat

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